Hello All, My son is about to go to college and is looking to get a new notebook , he saw 3 different notebook and I need some feedback as to which would be a better chose for him. He will be using the notebook for writing assays, email surf the web watching Netflix downloading movies and lessening to music and watching video. 1) Toshiba -15.6” Intel core i5-320M processor, 6gig memory, 500 gb hard drive, up to 4.35 hours of battery, weighs 5.3lb, windows 8, ports:2 USB3.0, 1 USB 2.0, HDMI, (1USB port with sleep & charge), DTS studio sound, Wireless-n, HD webcam with microphone, Mfr 1year warranty. After rebate $449.99 2) Toshiba -15.6” Intel core i3-3120M processor, 8gig memory, 750 gb hard drive, up to 4 hours of battery, weighs 5.4lb, windows 8, ports:1 USB3.0, 2 USB 2.0, HDMI, built in numeric keypad, Wireless-n, HD webcam with microphone, Mfr 1year warranty. After rebate $379.99 3) HP-15.6” 3rd gen Intel core i3-3110M, 4GB memory & 750Gb hard drive, weighs 5.18lb, windows 8, ports: 2usb 3.0, 1usb2.0, HDMI, DTS Sound+, Built in numeric keypad, wireless-n, HD webcam with microphone, Mfr 1 year limited warranty, price after rebates $369.99.